MPC Storm Damage
On April 3, 2017, Montevallo Presbyterian Church was significantly damaged when storms with high winds swept through Central Alabama, causing an oak tree to be uprooted and collapse on top the main sanctuary at our church.
In response to the many offers of assistance we have received, MPC has established a Church Building Restoration Fund. For information about how to contribute, click here.
Below is an excerpt of the email that was shared with our members and regular visitors.
As many of you know, during storms early this morning, a large tree fell on our church building, causing significant damage.
We are heartbroken as we face the damage to our beautiful and historic church. It is beloved space for us, where we have shared sacred moments and made treasured memories.
Yet even in our grief, we also give thanks.
We are grateful that the church was empty at the time of the accident and that no one was injured.
We are grateful for the many in our community and in our presbytery who have reached out with offers of support and prayers. We know that we do not face this challenge alone.
And we are grateful that, while we love our building, we know that our church is far more than a building. Our church is the people, a community grounded in God’s love, called by God to worship, grow and serve together. We trust that the God who has sustained this community for 120 years continues to sustain us now.
In both grief and gratitude, we will gather for worship on Sundays at 11am at the Forbes House while our church is restored. A nursery will be provided.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. - James 1:2-4